Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

A fleet of ten matching 68-foot racing yachts, crewed by nearly 400 amateur sailors from 27 countries set off from the Humber on 13 September in the race to circumnavigate the world.

Scotland's entry in the 2009-2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was earlier named Edinburgh Inspiring Capital in a ceremony at Leith Docks.

The crew

Reporting Scotland meet some of the crew members who will take part in different stages of the ten-month long race on board Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.

The inspiration

Sir Robin Knox Johnston became the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world in 1969 in the 32 foot yacht Suhaili. He founded the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 1996.

Sir Robin Knox Johnston speaks about Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and the ethos behind the race.

The skipper

The only professional sailor on board the Edinburgh Inspiring Capital is Skipper Matt Pike.

Matt Pike talks about the yacht, the crew, and some of the challenges they face in their 35,000 mile journey.

Page first published on Friday 4th September 2009
Page last updated on Monday 14th September 2009

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